AF24993 - Assistant Vice President - Human Resources | Orient

Department: Insurance
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 08-Nov-2016

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

About the business:

Orient Insurance PJSC an Al-Futtaim group company, is a UAE based insurance company headquartered in Dubai. The company is currently present in seven countries in the Middle East and South East Asia.

Orient has an "A" rating from both Standard and Poor's and A.M. Best. The company is also accredited with ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification.  Orient is founded on a well-structured transparent corporate culture, highly professional standards, clear strategy and employee engagement.


About the job:

For this role, the duties and responsibilities are the following:   

  1. Manages the administration of compensation and benefits program of the company including but not limited to promotion, transfer, salary increases and closely coordinates with Group TR.
  2. Prepares manpower planning in adherence to manpower budget for assigned business entities and ensures completion of the processes based on timelines set forth.
  3. Manages the implementation and conduct of Performance Management cycle in accordance with the Group policy.
  4. Manages the recruitment, selection and on boarding of new employees by closely coordinating with assigned HR Executives.
  5. Constantly conducts stakeholder engagement with all department heads in support and delivery of business plans and targets.
  6. Handles Employee Relations by implementing Group initiated activities as well as coming up with new initiatives to increase employee engagement.  Closely coordinate with Group ER.
  7. Ensures database in SAP matches with the actual data and the organization structure by conducting regular reviews and audit.
  8. Manages payroll in coordination with Employee Services team.
  9. Provides regular HR report to the line manager on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis and when required.


About you:

To apply for this role you should have the following skills, experiences and qualification:

    • Graduate of relevant university degree, preferably in Human Resources / Personnel Management.
    • Having 6 to 8 years of experience as an HR Generalist.
    • Knowledgeable in theories and practices in Human Resources and UAE labour laws.
    • Excellent communication skills, presentation skills and analytical skills


    Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
    Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.